Your Questions About Healthy Eating Tips

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Donna asks…

Omg I need help! Does anyone have any exercise schedule I can do or any healthier eating tips?

I weigh 225 ,I really want to loose Weight , live a healthier life style and I need help and would be really great full to anyone that can help me. Even if its just healthier eating tips or telling me certain exercises I can do please help! ( And im only 15 I don’t wont to be obese for my whole life)

Power Health Tips answers:

Here are some healthy diet & lifestyle tips 🙂

– Drink plenty of water. Green tea. Water + lemon (cleansing, great for your digestive system, skin)

– Eat natural foods, organics are great.

– Aim to start your day out with a fiber & protein packed breakfast for energy – for example oatmeal with fresh berries & skim milk or oatmeal with a tbsp of almond butter, cinnamon & vanilla almond milk.

– Eat smaller portions, more often. Rather than larger portions less often. Try to eat slowly also.

– For exercise, you could try a daily brisk walk (good to burn fat/keep in shape), yoga or pilates, a work out dvd, joining a gym, swimming, etc. Stay active daily.

– Avoid: soda, diet soda or any diet drinks, artificial colors or sweeteners, white flour, too much sugar, overly processed foods, fast food.

– To help you stay full, go for foods rich in fiber & protein (as well lots of fruits/vegetables).

Try out healthier alternatives 🙂

– Replace fast food french fries with homemade sweet potato or regular fries (made with a touch of olive oil, salt)

– For chips, you could try natural sweet potato chips, pita chips, fat free popcorn, pop chips or a natural potato chip brand like Kettle. You can also make your own chips by thinly slicing potatoes or sweet potatoes, glazing with olive oil, sprinkling with salt (pepper, basil if you’d like – cinnamon goes well with sweet potatoes) & baking them.

– Replace candy with things like frozen grapes or banana slices, dried mango strips, dried blueberries/cranberries/cherries/papaya, raisins, etc.

– Try a veggie burger on a whole wheat bun or a tofu hot dog.

– If you want soda, try cold sparkling water with lemon or mixed with 100 % organic fruit juice instead

– Replace white pasta with whole grain in pasta dishes + add veggies (for example adding baby spinach to pasta, grilled vegetables to lasagna, broccoli/grated carrot/spinach/kale to pasta salad, etc.

– For a creamy pasta sauce try tomato sauce with goat cheese mixed in, for a healthier dish

– Enjoy pizza, but try it on thin multigrain crust topped with fresh veggies.

– For healthier treat options try things like: frozen yogurt, vanilla greek yogurt with berries & grated dark chocolate, etc. Treats are fine in moderation =)

Here is a list with some healthy, tasty food ideas 🙂

~ Greek yogurt or yogurt (nonfat) – Greek yogurt has more protein than regular yogurt
~ Eggs, cheese, cottage cheese (2% is fine), goat cheese, skim milk or goat milk, etc.
~ Vegetables
~ Fruit & Berries
~ Beans (chickpeas, black beans, kidney beans, mixed beans, etc.) – full of fiber and protein 🙂
~ Veggie burgers (Amy’s makes great veggie burgers)
~ Whole grain breads: multigrain bread, ezekiel bread, rye bread, whole wheat pitas, whole grain tortillas or bagels, etc.
~ Whole grain pasta or brown rice pasta, brown/wild rice, quinoa, etc.
~ Sweet potatoes or potatoes
~ Hummus
~ Oatmeal – great source of fiber, you can add toppings like: almond butter or peanut butter, nuts, fresh berries/fruit, raisins, dried fruit like cherries/cranberries/blueberries, cinnamon, skim milk or non-dairy milk, nonfat greek yogurt, jam, honey, agave nectar, maple syrup, etc.
~ Healthy cereals (Kashi, Nature’s Path Organic, etc..high in fiber like raisin bran)
~ Nuts, seeds, almond butter, peanut butter
~ Non-dairy milks like soy, almond or rice milk
~ Ground flax seed to add into a smoothie, top yogurt, etc.
~ Olive oil, good healthy fat, great for stir frys with lots of veggies.
~ Salmon & Tuna
~ Tofu & Tempeh – are great in sandwiches, wraps, on salads, etc.
~ Whole grain crackers
~ Whole grain waffles or pancakes
~ Dark chocolate – in small amounts 🙂 Great for a treat.

Here is a website with some healthy recipes, meal/snack ideas, nutrition tips =)

I hope this helps 🙂

Good luck ♥

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